15" S550 6 Piston Brembo Upgrade Parts List

Discussion in 'Brakes, Wheels and Tires' started by smallblock, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. smallblock

    smallblock TMO Advanced

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    All,

    Building off of @steveespo pioneering on the subject, I upgraded my front brakes with S550 6 piston Brembo calipers and 2013 GT500 15" rotors. I wanted to give back to the TMO community and compile a complete parts list to make it easy for those seeking to do the same. Below is the link to Steve's original post:

    https://trackmustangsonline.com/threads/huge-brake-upgrade-for-s197-chassis.11867/

    The brakes feel great on the street so far (very powerful). I will report soon on track day results. Unfortunately they only clear a handfull of 18" wheels. So Far I have tested Team Dynamics 18x10s and Forgestar CF5 18x11, and both fit.

    S550 Calipers installed:
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    Stock 14" Brembos:
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    Calipers as delivered:
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    Pad comparison:
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    FULL PARTS LIST:

    ROCK AUTO


    MOTORCRAFT BRCF312 Caliper $ 218.79 $ 50.00core 1 $ 268.79

    MOTORCRAFT BRCF313 Caliper $ 217.99 $ 50.00core 1 $ 267.99

    Shipping Ground $ 8.99

    Order Total $ 536.78


    MOTORCRAFT BKCF20 Caliper Clips $ 37.89 2 $ 75.78

    CENTRIC 12661106SL (126.61106SL) Rotor $ 140.79 1 $ 140.79

    CENTRIC 12661106SR (126.61106SR) Rotor $ 140.79 1 $ 140.79

    Shipping Priority Mail, Ground $ 50.97

    Order Total $ 408.33


    AMERICAN MUSCLE

    Russell 693380 Stainless Brake Hoses $ 126.97 1 $ 126.97

    Order Total 126.97


    GRAND TOTAL $1072.08





    KNS BRAKES


    Girodisc giroTS-1853-4 1mm Tit. shims frt $125.00 1 $125.00

    Order Total $125.00


    DETECTIVE COATINGS

    Powder Coat Red $275.00 1pr $275.00

    Order Total $275.00


    VORSHLAG

    GLoc GP1792-R16 Front brake pads R16 325.00 1 $325.00

    Order Total $325.00


    GRAND TOTAL with Shims, Powder Coating, Pads $1797.08
     
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  2. steveespo

    steveespo Lord knows I'm a Voodoo Child Moderator

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    Thanks smallblock, I also want to mention @OPMustang Tim who runs Optimum Performance Mustang who worked along with me on the idea and has put together these parts in a kit. Tim is another great TMO resource for parts and advice.


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  3. ArizonaBOSS

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    Do you guys know what these weigh?
     
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    If you found cheaper rotors/pads/no powder coating/titanium shims(?), this could be done for less than a grand. That is a heck of a deal really.
     
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    Would this model 127.61106CR rotor from Stoptech work with this kit as well? Measurements all seem the same only difference is this one is cross drilled and slotted thanks.
     
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    Not drilled would be my pick for track duty.


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    Agreed. Recommend slotted or blanks for track use to avoid cracking around the holes. But yes any 2013-2014 GT500 rotor will fit.
     
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    A fixed caliper isn’t recommended for S197’s rear axles. The excessive rotor movement causes piston knock back. That is why Brembo/Ford did not develop a fixed caliper for 13-14 GT500s.
     
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    Also, this is why professional race teams stick with the stock sliding calipers unless the rear axle is upgraded to a full floating axle such as that offered by Cortex. The stock axle end-play and flex exceeds the neccessary tolerances for a fixed mount caliper.
     
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    Thank you for the insights. That makes perfect sense
     
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    I wonder if the red calipers from the 2019 Bullitt are available?
     
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    Seems Bullit service parts are indefinite hold for outside of Ford dealer network sales. I have a lower grille on “backorder” with no ETA. Ford Performance is probably planning a big catalog update next Spring after the cars are past the initial sales hype.


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    Apologizes for bringing up a older thread. I used the search, but came up with nothing. I have 19x9.5 SVE Drift Wheels all around, and I saw in another thread that these brakes won't clear that wheel. Is this correct? Because then I found some pics of 2015+ cars with that wheel, and the PP brakes? Do the disks offset make the difference?
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    I seem to remember that someone here confirmed that the Drifts dont fit, in either 18 or 19 size... its one of the reasons i switched up to Apex wheels.... ( and running big fat tires)
     
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    Well shit, but thank you Hatter.
     
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    The @APEXRaceParts 18" clear this brake setup and their 19" clear the GT350 brake setup.
     
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    TymeSlayer Tramps like us, Baby we were born to run...

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    That is one beautiful 5.0 in black. I should buy one like that and give it to my daughter in two-to-three years. 18 Apex would be spot on.
     

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